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is a ceasefire possible or are they on the verge of all out war? a powerful storm set to bring torrential rain, even snow out west as the thanksgiving week rush gets under way. wild night at the amas. justin beiber with his mom by his side delivers a strong message. but it was gangnam style matchup featuring mc hammer that had everyone dancing and has everyone talking today monday, november 19th, 2012. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. i am matt lauer. >> and i am natalie morales in for savannah. >> i thought gangnam style was bad enough, combine it with you can't touch this. we will get to the latest on the violence in the middle east from richard engel in a moment. day six and no sign of it stopping any time soon. and paula broadwell, the woman that had an affair with general david petraeus back at her north carolina home this morning. coming up, new details on her state of mind and the state of her marriage. and is it the end of the twinkie for all of those stockpiling it. maybe not. we explain as hostess goes to court for an important hearing. >> why this uproar over an item with no nutritional value, because it has emotional value. >> it does last forever, got to
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give them that. we're kicking off this holiday week with a live concert from one of our favorites. low rider in the house. we begin with more deadly violence in the middle east overnight between israel and hamas. nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in gaza this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, it is not a good time to be a hamas military leader on the strip. they are being systematically picked off, killed in their homes, in cars, on motorcycles, many have gone into hiding, turning off cell phones, avoiding all usual locations. israel's war to stop hamas' rockets continued. with 100 strikes in the air and from the sea. hamas is still able to launch
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homemade, iranian made rockets towards southern israel and tel aviv. there were around 40 new launches today. not all are hitting their mark because in israel there's a new national hero, the mobile iron dome defense system, proving to be the most effective of its kind in the world. of the thousand rockets israel says hamas fired in the last six days, about a third have been intercepted by the iron dome. in gaza, there are no air defenses at all, and israel appears to have superb intelligence, locating and destroying individual hamas homes at will. this four story house was flattened this morning. israel first fired warning shots at the building to give people a chance to escape, but the attack also damaged buildings next door, killing witnesses say three people. >> two minutes they destroyed all these houses. within two minutes. >> reporter: so that's not enough warning. >> no. >> reporter: nearby a police station was leveled. nowhere in gaza feels safe now,
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and the hamas government has gone underground. this police station was empty when bombed. in fact, all hamas government buildings have now been evacuated, and all schools in the gaza strip are closed. but mosques are busy these days. they buried 11 people, including four children killed with a field commander when his house was attacked. he was the target. his family and neighbors part of that collateral damage. serious efforts seem to be under way to reach a ceasefire. the egyptian foreign minister is expected to visit here tomorrow and a source close to the israeli prime minister said he would prefer a diplomatic solution to a military invasion. >> thanks so much, richard. closer to home, start of the thanksgiving week and it is not off to a good start out west. al has a first look at the weather. good morning. >> good morning. this is a big problem for
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travelers from northern california all the way to the pacific northwest. we're talking about what's going to feel like in a sense a hurricane, but it is really a winter storm, a massive one coming in. heavy rain, strong winds, and a lot of rain out of this system. you can see in the next 24 hours, the rain continues to stream in, and not just one to two inches of rain. we're talking about double digit amounts of rain, anywhere from 5 to 12 inches of rain, snowfall 8 plus in the cascade, inner mountain region. we have winter storm warnings, high wind warnings, flood watches, high wind watches stretching northern california to the pacific northwest, and it is going to continue right into the middle of the week, and it is going to be a mess both for airports and roads as well. matt? >> al, thank you very much. the president is traveling overseas to start the week, but hoping democrats and republicans back in washington are hard at
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work on a compromise to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. so what's at stake if they can't? jim cramer, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today put it very well graphically in their newspaper, we copied it, put it here. these are parts of the cliff, what make up the cliff. talk me through them. >> this is by far the biggest part. you basically are going to pay much higher taxes, $600 billion at stake. this is the toughest one. here, this is compilation, taxes taking people by surprise. >> if not adjusted for inflation, costs the economy $59 billion. >> social security we all knew this was a way to hire people. this is a sticking point. wealthiest people have to pay more according to democrats, republicans hate this. >> this will cost the economy $40 billion. this is where compromise has to occur. >> right. >> do you see it happening? >> no. this figure will not stand. somebody has to give.
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the president has to give or the republicans because this is what's going to cause a recession, if we h have a recession. >> we should all mention this didn't happen by accident. this thing was created because of failures to compromise and strike deals in the past on the part of congress. >> except this must be so onerous, particularly defense cuts down here. this was supposed to be no bad, there's no way the parties would ever disagree about it. >> you say you're not optimistic. we heard lawmakers over the weekend speak out and say you know what, they think compromise is in the air and that they can strike a deal before we go over the fiscal cliff. why do you disagree? >> i feel there has to be some give. the republicans say this is a deal breaker, the democrats say it is a deal breaker. look at all these other things. how can that be the reason we have to go in recession. all these job cuts would be tens of thousands, 600 billion. >> you say the reason we would have to go into recession, some people say let's look at the dramatic side, say we go over the fiscal cliff. some people say that might not
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be the worst thing ever happened to us. you disagree with that? >> tens of thousands of jobs, you make it so it is unlikely they get good unemployment benefits. next thing you know, people cut back spending. that's what it looks like. >> the famed investor, the fact that they, referring to congress and the president can't get along for the month of january, looking short term, is not going to torpedo the economy. >> that's great. wealthy person feels it is not going to torpedo the economy. you're in this group, you're going to cut back spending. you're in this group, you know this is about to happen. you're in this group, this is the group supposed to be hiring people. look at this. this group, i know they won't be that hurt, that's warren buffett's group. >> cnbc has a network initiative rise above. what's the thought behind it. >> there has to be common ground, not a leftwing, right wing, democrat, republican. this is avoiding recession, throwing people out of work, raising money steadily over time.
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that's what politics is about. we don't want politics in this issue. >> we have to get you props more often. gets you all wound up. >> yes. >> catch a special edition of "mad money" 6:00 and 11:00 eastern tonight. willie geist is at the news desk. >> good morning. the woman at the center of the bombshell resignation of former cia director general david petraeus returned to her home overnight, first time since news of biographer paula broadwell's affair with petraeus broke, she and her husband hosted family and friends at their charlotte home. representatives working with the broadwell family say paula and her family are focusing on sticking together through a difficult time. according to associated press, a person close to broadwell says she's quote devastated by fallout of the affair and deeply regrets the damage she has done. the president is on a three nation tour of southeast asia.
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chuck todd has the latest from myanmar. good evening where you are, chuck. >> reporter: willie, it was just a few short years ago this country was essentially isolated from the world community. now president obama makes this historic trip, becoming the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, country formerly known as burma. a rousing welcome for the president. a sea of people eager to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. uniformed school children waving u.s. and myanmar flags for miles. a red carpet welcome. mr. obama made an unannounced stop, a 2,000 year old holy site, center of buddhaism. a monk led them in a ceremonial pouring of water over the head of a buddha statue. then it was off to aung san suu kyi's house, where the activist lived under house arrest for years.
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>> i would like to say how happy i am to receive president obama in my country and in my house. >> reporter: later, the president formally addressed the people of myanmar in a speech at a university where he justified his trip to this not yet free country. >> i sent a message to those governments that ruled by fear. i said in my inauguration address we will extend a hand if you're willing to unclench your fist. under the president, the desire for change has been met by agenda for reform. so today i've come to keep my promise and extend the hand of friendship. >> reporter: and the president didn't just come here to give a speech, he also brought some aid money, some $170 million, not a large sum when it comes to foreign aid, but more will come the president and obama administration promised if more reform happened here in myanmar.
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willie? >> chuck todd traveling with the president in myanmar. thanks. it was no surprise who brought down the house at the american music awards. korean superstar rocking out gangnam style. it was a special guest that electrified the theater. ♪ yes, that's the one and only mc hammer, proving he's still too legit to quit. and those hammer pants are making a come back. talk more about the amas and justin beiber's big night at the awards coming up. 7:12. natalie, matt, al, time to pull the hammer pants out. >> you were sharing each leg. >> hammer pajamas.
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how old is mc hammer. >> he looks amazing. >> he's good. he's good. >> willie, thank you very much. appreciate it. mr. roker has a check of the weather. >> i have to hammer snug ee. midsection of the country, look at this, in australia, one of the most well defined water spouts i've seen. the same system that spawned this caused massive damage on land. 2,000 homes damaged or destroyed, just really amazing video. closer to home in the midsection of the country, talking about temperatures that are warmer than usual. you're going to be looking at temperatures in the 60s and 70s, getting up by tomorrow, all the way up to minneapolis. for the day today, rain on the mississippi river valley. heavy rains in the northwest. eastern seaboard, perfect weather and stays that way into thursday. we've got your local forecast coming up after this. is.ter thi.
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♪ it's on. it's on. ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally go together. ♪ ♪ ok. can we also bring trevor? ♪ ♪ he's hot. ♪ i think we should get those dvds first. ♪ ♪ duh! they're doorbusters. ♪ missing those would be the worst. ♪ totes. ♪ it's on. it's on, ♪ black friday's almost here. ♪ we should totally shop forever. ♪ ♪ smiley face. don't be late. ♪ or whatever. what if you could shop forever? good monday morning to you. enjoy the sunshine for today and the temperatures in the mid to upper 60s buzz we've got rain on the way tomorrow. 66 in fremont and 66 in redwood city. as we head throughout this holiday week, temperatures are going to remain right around 65 degrees just about all week long but we're talking about rain tuesday night into early wednesday, should clear out by the second half of wednesday.
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angeles with a high of 65. natalie? >> al, thank you. how far are you willing to go for a deal? some black friday shoppers are already camping out. diana diana al vee ar is in los angeles. >> reporter: if you want to be in line at this store, you had to get in line last monday. the first man in line will have camped out nearly two weeks to get the deals he came for. black friday has been a tradition for a long time. but lately it has become a sport. this woman took a vacation day to be one of the first in line. >> reporter: you're here another five days. >> yep, i'm ready. >> reporter: right behind her, another woman. >> why come in a line and not save that much, but we actually are. >> reporter: black friday fever has taken hold earlier than
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ever, from florida to california. >> this year seeing people line up, i am astonished, never seen that in my years in retail. >> reporter: history making in part, because some major retailers like walmart, toys r us, target and sears kickoff their doorbuster deals before thanksgiving leftovers get a chance to cool down. >> retailers are opening doors earlier, they want to get that customer in, take away market share from retailers like amazon. >> reporter: online retailers are planning their own black friday deals, hoping americans prefer to point and click to a bargain. some companies do a little of both. >> they're hoping if you walk into the store to pick up another item you bought online, you go in and pick up a couple more items. >> reporter: in all, 147 million americans will take advantage of black friday weekend sales. 4% more than last year. while some say the focus on christmas shopping takes away
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from thanksgiving's true meaning, these hardcore shoppers say there's no better way to celebrate. >> we do it as a family, it is kind of like oh, we're not going to spend thanksgiving away from our family, we're actually bringing our family into this. >> reporter: determined to prove that good deals come to those that wait, no matter how long. and this is just the beginning. the store manager tells me he expects up to 4,000 people at this store alone, which may explain why miriam says the toughest part of black friday is trying to get out of the parking lot. last year it took two hours. matt? >> diana, thank you very much. if you spent the weekend stockpiling twinkies, you may have jumped the gun. they're likely to survive even though hostess is closing shop. we have more on that. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning.
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later today, hostess will have a hearing before a bankruptcy judge to begin the work of shutting down and selling off its assets, that includes everything from manufacturing equipment to the brands themselves, all up for grabs. hostess outlets like this one, the sellout has already begun. selling like hot cakes, across the country, shoppers are getting hostess snacks while they can after the bankrupt company announced they were shutting down next week. >> i don't know what i am going to do. >> i love twinkies. >> reporter: what's so special? >> creamy inside. >> it is a snack from childhood. brings back memories. >> reporter: sites like ebays are flooded with twinkies and ding dongs for sale at massive markup. there's online petition asking the president to nationalize the twinkie. >> it represents a certain
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nostalgia and it going away is something that makes people feel, you know, like an era is over. >> reporter: last week, the texas based company suspended operations in all 33 plants. in january, hostess filed for bankruptcy the second time in less than ten years. though the company brings in an estimated $2.5 billion in annual revenue, they were weighed down by debt, management problems, and rising labor costs. >> for fiscal 2011, they reported a loss more than $300 million, so it is a combination of many things when you get down to the nitty-gritty. >> reporter: hostess was founded 82 years ago. >> you get a big delight in every bite of hostess twinkies. >> reporter: went on to be one of the largest baked goods distributors in the country, with 500 outlet stores and almost 19,000 employees. now loyal customers aren't just buying the products, they're trying to figure out how to recreate them. the web flooded with do it
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yourself tips like those shown on the "today" show in 2010. new found appreciation for one of america's most iconic brands. >> i wish americans would have realized how important twinkies were to them before friday. >> reporter: it may not be the end of the twinkie just yet. analysts say a number of prospective buyers are considering that brand. >> all right, thank you very much. coming up, new details on the deadly accident involving a train and parade float. did the driver pulling that float ignore the crossing lights? first, this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] martinelli's gold medal sparkling cider
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from nature, for sweetness. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small.
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it is 7:26. good morning, everybody, i'm jon
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kelly. we should be learn morgue about the string of crimes. police arresting this man, 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks of san jose. they say he and a second suspect went on a crime spree friday night allegedly robbing four businesses within two hours. after those robberies, police say the two shot a man at a 7-eleven and tried to carjack him. that man ended up dying at that scene. san jose police were able to arrest wilbanks during a shootout with officers. the second suspect did get away. >> anybody who's willing to take part in four armed robberies and shooting at police officer, basically trying to kill one of our cops, is as dangerous as it gets administrator wilbanks was hit during the shootout and one of the police officers suffered minor injuries. police will hold a press conference at city hall along with mayor chuck reed and other city officials to update this investigation. right now let's check things
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outside. >> we've got something to be thankful for around here, jon kelley. we've got rain on the way but it will subside by turkey day. 66 in fremont at that and 66 in redwood city. no showers in the forecast until tonight up in the north bay. that arrives at about 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., mostly over sonoma and marin county. expecting quite a bit of rainfall between 2:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. then as we head through wednesday, the first part of the day clearing out nicely. so temperatures work out like. this 67 degrees today. we'll hover in the mid-60s all week long, clearing you out just in time for that thanksgiving feast. what are you serving this year, mike? >> we're serving up some slowdowns right now and then we'll see what else is on the menu. right now the san mateo bridge we did have an incident which cleared quickly. westbound your commute direction we see all this slowing that's the westbound flat section. the high rise also slow as the incident clears to the
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peninsula. slow south 880 through the east bay. northbound routes showing some bogging down. northbound through san jose and the early accidents have cleared from 101 but still a slow stretch in that area as well. we'll have another local update in one-half hour.
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day of november, 2012. consumer reports tracks those things and we have their lists in a little while. and general david petraeus' former mistress spotted with her husband and family over the weekend.
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can her marriage survive in the wake of her affair? let's begin with new details on the deadly accident between a train and parade float in texas. in a moment, we talk to a couple on the float. first, janet shamlian is in midland with more on the investigation. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the ntsb says the intersections lights and bells were sounding and flashing when that second float arted crossing the railroad tracks. the agency hasn't publicly identified the driver, but says they will be talking to him today. he voluntarily submitted a blood sample shortly after the accident. in midland, the enormity of what's happened continues to hit the community. long lines at blood donation centers and donations are flowing in. investigators say the flatbed truck carrying the veterans started crossing the railroad tracks, even though warning bells and lights were sounding and flashing. with information from the
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train's black box and video from the train and a sheriff's escort car, the ntsb pieced together a time line. 20 seconds before impact, bells and lights activate the crossing as the first of two tractor-trailers safely crosses the tracks. 13 sends before, the crossing gates start to come down. 12 seconds before the crash, the second tractor-trailer starts across the tracks. nine seconds before, the engineer sounds the train's horn, and just five seconds before impact, the engineer slams on the emergency brake, but it was too late. the train slams into the trailer. first responders say by the time they arrived, the veterans themselves were already helping each other. >> for many of them, their training kicked in. as soon as they jumped off the trailer, they were able to help tie tourniquets. i couldn't have done it without their help. >> reporter: among them, tommy shoe maker, a special ops
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soldier from louisiana. he was on the first float, but raced back to help. his wife said they were trained for tragedy. shane ladner was wounded twice in iraq. he and his wife shown in this video arriving in midland. both injured, they had to a.m. put at a time one of may's legs. dr. steven ray, a veteran himself was in charge of the emergency room as the injured came in. he said even though he's trained to put his emotions aside, it was tough. >> found a veteran in the back room, still there, he and his wife. they had lost everything they had in the wreck. they didn't have identification, money, funding. he was a paralyzed veteran. called the pharmacy, told them i would pay for their medications and take care of them. it was an honor to be there and to help the vets. >> reporter: on tuesday, investigators will conduct re-enactment to determine what the train engineer could see. meanwhile, five survivors are
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still in the hospital, and four families are planning memorials and funerals for men that survived the battlefield overseas, only to lose their life here at home. matt, back to you. >> janet shamlian in midland for us, thank you very much. sergeant first class richard sanchez was thrown from the parade float after he pushed his wife heather to safety. they're with us exclusively this morning along with their attorney, bob potroff. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> sergeant, how are you doing? >> good. >> what's the extent of your injuries? >> my back was broken down by the l-5, and just kind of waiting to see if we can get the swelling down around the spinal cord so i can try to walk again. >> how much do you remember, sergeant, of the impact or seconds preceding the impact? >> well, it all kind of happens at once. there's not really any delay in time.
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i remember it all from first time i heard somebody yelling train to the arm coming down on my wife and i, and then me pushing her, me getting thrown. i remember it. all seems to go by extremely fast. >> you say somebody yelling "train." so people on the float were trying to warn the driver of the truck that there was real danger? >> right. somebody behind us, if you think about it, the arms are coming down, my wife and i were almost past the train tracks, we were already looking off to start waving to the next group of little kids, but one of the ladies behind us, we were up towards the front, they were towards the rear, yelled "train" and i saw the crossing arms come down. caught them in the front of my chest and pushed her out of the way. >> heather, you know, your husband did push you out of the
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way and got you off there. in effect, possibly saving your life. what do you remember from your vantage point? >> i remember the guard coming down, i remember richard yelling at me to jump and i remember his hands on my back. next thing i know, i was on the ground, and i saw my husband laying in a ball. i thought he was dead. he wasn't moving. didn't look like he was breathing. there was blood everywhere. he was just crumpled up. i started screaming his name and that's when he woke up. >> the tragic irony. >> couldn't move his legs. >> the tragic irony, this is a float carrying our veterans, heroes that survived conflicts overseas. this was supposed to be a day to support them, show our appreciation for them, and this happens, heather. >> yeah. >> is it hard to get your arms around that? >> yes.
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>> bob, i mean, clearly according to the railroad this crossing was working properly, the bells were apparently going off as we've heard several times, the arms were coming down. i know you're going to take some legal action today. who do you hold responsible? >> well, you start out by knowing that you don't hold anybody that was on that float responsible. they were there to celebrate. this should never have happened, so you kind of work backwards, and there's reasons why this happened. it's going to take awhile to sort out all those reasons. one of the reasons it's obvious is the 20 second warning time is not a sufficient warning. you only have to go back to fox river grove in illinois in 1995, october, to know what happens when you have a short warning time like this. in that instance a bus load of children were hit. >> i remember that. >> this instance, same warning
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time in this case, and that's not the way that system was designed. i know it was designed for 30 second warning time. that information is what we hope to bring to light. >> well, bob, thank you very much. heather, thank you, we're glad you're okay. sergeant, we hope you're back on your feet real soon. >> i hope so, too, want to get back in the fight. >> and thank you for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. let's check the weather now with al. >> as we look and show you what we've got as far as travel weather is concerned as we get ready for the big week, you can see today we look at a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest, windy conditions. tomorrow that will continue. east coast looks good, sunny and warm through the southern tier of states, a few showers on the atlantic coast. moving into wednesday,
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thanksgiving eve, weather continues into the northwest. southwest, cold conditions in we are going to see a mild sau sunny afternoon. good morning, i'm christina loren. it's crisp out there, but we'll climb to 66 degrees in san francisco and redwood city today, 65 in san jose and 66 in santa cruz. showers start moving into the north bay tonight but the bulk of the moisture arrives between 2:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. tuesday clearing out by wednesday afternoon. then we'll see beautiful conditions just in time for thanksgiving. >> in a3 c3 > ♪
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. this morning on "today's consumer," are your favorite stores being naughty or nice this holiday season? "consumer reports" has compiled an annual review of company policies to help save you time and money. todd marks is a senior editor at "consumer reports." todd, good morning. good to have you back here. >> good morning, thank you. >> so you've separated 20 different companies into two different categories, naughty and nice. what were you looking for to give them the rankings? >> what we do every year is try to call out company policies consumer friendly or not. fees involved, hidden fees, kind of like, you know, fine print, that sort of thing, because shopping and spending are so up
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front this time of year that it's not just about that. it's about the customer service aspect of everything we deal with so we kind of -- we're not rating the companies, it's just an aspect of a policy we thought was a thumbs up or thumbs down and that's how we did the list. >> let's start with the good news first, companies on the nice list. starting off with pnc bank. banks have gotten a bad rap in the last couple of years but this one is doing something good for their customers. >> 3,000 branches in 19 states, and what they had in a survey we did, they were the only major bank to offer free checking and not require a minimum balance to maintain it. that's pretty good in this day and age. >> fantastic. only one. next if those of you are in the market for a new appliance, home depot has been solid and good to its customers for a lange time. what are they doing right? >> fine print is everything with appliance. buy a big new appliance, what are you going to do with the old one? a lot of companies will remove
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it. they will remove it to the curb. home depot will actually haul it off the property, install, set up, uncrate and tt the new item you buy. that's kind of nice. >> fantastic. also on the nice list safeway supermarkets, red wing shoe company, nordstrom, oxo, publix, kohl's, drury hotels and honda, no particular rankings, but all just making that list. let's get to the not so nice list, the naughty list, not ranked in any particular order. ticketmast ticketmaster, its company live nation made the nice list so what happened? >> what this is about little snippets of a policy. with ticketmaster, if you want to get tickets by smale mail, it's free, but if you want to it's free, but if you want to download them yourself, they're $2.50. and if you need them in a hurry,
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they're around $14. if you spend a lot for those tickets you should be able to download them and print them at home. >> in working with our clients we have eliminated print-at-home fees for 80% of the tickets and we continue to bring this number to 100% of the tickets without print fees at home. the last couple years we have passionately poured ourselves into delivering many fan-friendly innovations. so it sounds like they're working on it. >> next, forever 21, you say they have a return policy that some consumers are finding confusing. >> it's interesting. we saw two tiered pricing. here, what they did is if you want to return something, if you return it to the store, you can only get an exchange or credit. ifou return your online purchase, mail it back, we can
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get a form of payment return. >> they say thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. since it is always in our interest to better serve our customers, we're currently looking into ways to improve our online return policy. and we're also allowing consumers 60 days from the beginning of purchase beginning today, so they're also getting the message and making changes as well. thank you so much, mark, from consumer reports. for the full naughty and nice list, go to our website at todayshow.com. up next, all of the excitement from the amas. and yes, i'm talking to you. mike here needs a necklace. but not just any necklace. he needs a "honey, i love you even more
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the american music awards on sunday named artist of the year and sent a message to his doubters. take a look. >> i want to say that this is for all the haters who thought that, you know, that maybe i was just here for one or two years, you know, but i feel like i'll going to be here for a very long time. >> so take that. >> kind of unusual timing to come out with that. >> people are going to hear the message. >> well, they did. just got it. >> brought his mom as his date. a sweet momma's move. >> good pr move. >> and, of course, the newly single bieber sing a stripped down acoustic version of "as long as you love me." is that a message to selena gomez? willie? >> i don't have the answer to that question. >> come on, come on. >> why did you look at me for that, i don't know. >> and then the "gangnam style" thing, huge, huge. >> psy and m.c. hammer. >> this one's going to get --
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this one could work here. >> why was he wearing those pants? and then, boom. >> in comes m.c. hammer. >> i'm with you, matt. just as i begin to learn the original dance, now they are throwing in a new wrinkle to it. >> that's crazy. >> it's like blender motion, a lot of crazy: for months, i had this deep pain all over my body. it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread.. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more.
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the time is 7:56. good morning, i'm jon kelley. as the family waits for some closure in the kidnapping of 9-year-old michaela garecht, they'll be marking the year to the date. 24 years ago she disappeared.
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family and friends gathering at the rainbow market in hayward at 10:00 this morning where garecht went missing back in 1988. the family waiting for lab testing to reveal if a bone fragment found last month in san joaquin county belongs to garecht. now, that's where the 60s of the so-called speed freak killers are believed to be buried. hayward police say there was a delay in testing those fragmentifragments that could belong to the little girl. christina loren is here to tell us about a nice day but a little rain coming. >> a little rain coming but we will not turn it down as we need that rain during the summer months to replenish the water supply that we have. look at this, this is spectacular, almost completely crystal clear. we don't have any fog in san francisco or in san jose. mild, sunny conditions. the breeze will pick up as there is a storm system hovering just to our north. showers start as we head through tomorrow. it looks like the second half of tomorrow an then we'll enter into a nice, dry stretch. 67 degrees today in livermore,
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66 in fremont. here it is, the coveted seven-day outlook. clearing you out for the second half of wednesday, by thursday, thanksgiving, looking good. mild conditions, no rain in the forecast. let's check the drive with mike. we're looking at the rush to get across the san mateo bridge. earlier accidents caused things to slow down and you never recover from that even with a little lighter flow around bay, we still have good slowing in your typical spots. north 880 right around basically marina boulevard there's an accident moving to the shoulder. a little extra slow heading up toward the coliseum. south down through fremont same thing. san mateo southbound side shows slowing, northbound kicking in as well. here's the northbound routes through san jose, still sticky. >> thank you very much. we'll be back in one-half hour with another local update. see you then.
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♪ we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 19th day of november,
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2012. and we have a big monday morning crowd on hand for good reason. we've got the music of flo rida coming up in our next half hour. part of the great piece of music on this holiday thanksgiving week. we're looking forward to that. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer, along with natalie morales here while savannah is traveling a little bit. and mr. roker is joining us, as well. i think savannah is back tomorrow. >> all right. coming up, some questions tied to former cia director david petraeus' admitted affair with his biographer. will his marriage survive, what about paula broadwell's marriage. how to get past infidelity in marriage coming up. and the picture that's gone viral from the weekend. everybody remembers michaela maroney's not impressed. well, the president, his take, as well. we're going to talk to michaela about that. i love that picture. >> i think she's impressed.
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let's go inside. willie geist filling in while natalie is with us here, the headlines of the morning. willie, take it away. >> good morning, guys, and good morning, everyone. israel's drive to stop palestinian rocket strikes intensified overnight with about 100 new launches from the air and sea. that according to a count in gaza. many of them targeted hamas leaders, but a health official in gaza says at least two dozen civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours. hamas also able to launch 20 of its own rockets toward southern israel overnight. israel says its iron dome mobile defense system has intercepted about one third of the hamas rockets. house democratic leader, nancy pelosi said sunday any deal to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff must include tax rate increases on the wealthy. she says she is hopeful an agreement can be reached but capping deductions is not enough. republicans have suggested they're open to finding more revenue but alsoin insisting on spending cuts. president barack obama arrived in cambodia where he'll
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meet regional leaders gathered for the east asia summit. today he was in myanmar, also known as burma, and paid tribute to an sun su chi who fought against repressive military rule. a rash of dolphin killings along the gulf coast has an mal advocates asking for more help from law enforcement and the public. there have been at least four recent case in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. a marine mammal researcher says the dolphins have been shot, stabbed and one had its tail torn off. he thinks it's the work of a person who is, quote, not in the right mind. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talk online. the "new york times" dining blog has exploding, be blown up the myth that the typical american crams in 4,500 calories thanksgiving day. writer tara parker pope chowed down with gluttonous side dishes and two slices of pie and didn't break the 2,500 calorie mark.
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besides, she notes, after eating 1,500 calories in a sitting, most people get pretty nauseous, enough to jeopardize your invite to next year's feast. bitters bowled over this weekend with the cane used by charlie chaplain, a top bid of $62,500 at an auction in los angeles. we have to say, we think our natalie morales wore that bowler vest when she posed as chaplain this summer to recreate the famous scene from his silent film classic, "the kid." and governor chris christie brought a little new jersey attitude to snl's weekend update where he representatived on the trademark fleece iteems he has been sporting nonstop. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> it's basically fused to my skin at this point. >> i haven't seen you wearing suits. >> i wear them over the fleece. i'm gonna die in this fleece. [ laughter ] but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is a good fleece. >> stop saying things i've already said! >> all right, okay!
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>> christie even treated the audience to a little poetry from the bard of new jersey himself, bruce springsteen. 8:04 back outside to matt. >> i can borrow that any time i want, i do love that picture. >> sounds like willie is asking for it. you could do it. >> may be a little short on you. >> coming back, when we come back, the fierce five from the olympics. >> how about the weather? hey -- the weather! >> sorry, al. we have to do the weather. >> sorry, al, didn't see you over there. sorry. >> matt tried to blow us off! what's up with that? hey! got to get chris christie on him. let's show what we've got. we are looking today at our pick city of the day, phoenix, arizona. 12 news, gorgeous day. sunny, 79 degrees. as we check the rest of your weather, we expect to see more
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heavy rain in the pacific northwest. mountain snows. winds that will be topping 50 to 60-mile-an-hour gusts. rainfall amounts up to 12 inches of rain. more rain than snow. that is going to be dangerous. rest of the country, we look to see wet weather there in the pacific northwest with windy conditions can. a lot of rain from the great lakes into the mid mississippi river valley. sunny but chilly here in the northeast, and into new england. that's what's going on aro good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. starting with a live beautiful look over san jose. i say beautiful because the air quality is so fabulous after the showers that came through. we will hold on to the good air quality with the reinforcing shot of rain for tuesday. enjoy the sunshine. 67 in livermore. 66 in fremont. 66 in redwood city. showers start in the north bay tonight. they continue until tomorrow morning. we get the bulk of the moisture down to the south bay over the course of late tuesday into
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wednesday. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, it's a wacky day. a young lady down here who has a joke for you. ready? go ahead. >> okay. what do you call an alligator in a vest? >> al, what do you call an alligator in a vest? >> i don't know, what do you call an alligator in a vest? >> an investigator! >> and i'm al! >> when we come back, now i can say it, the fierce five from the olympics, we'll catch up with them, find out what they've been doing since london. and flo rida live on this concert stage. first, these messages. flo rida live on the stage in our 8:30 half hour, but first these messages. a great new way to get deals. it's called bankamerideals, from bank of america. i choosehe cash back deals in my mobile or online banking. i just use my bank of america debit or credit card when i pay. put in my account. this is cash back on top of other rewards we already get. and best of all, it's free. friends help friends get deals. ss it on. [ male announcer ] introducing bankamerideals, free for online banking customers.
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back now at 8:09 with a question that's come up a lot in the wake of general david petraeus' admitted affair. can a marriage survive infidelity? his former mistress, paula broadwell, and her husband returned to their north carolina home last night after spending time together in washington, d.c. people close to the couple tell us it has been an extremely difficult time for them and paula is focusing on her family.
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>> reporter: what was once a rare event -- >> i have sinned against you, my lord. >> reporter: now seems almost common place. >> indeed, i did have a relationship with ms. lewinski that was not appropriate. >> i'm deeply sorry that i did not live up to what was expected of me. >> i have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends, and supporters and the media. >> reporter: but what may surprise some is how many of these marriages have stayed intact. >> i think the marriages that survive are the ones that were not already in trouble leading up to the affair. >> reporter: ever since it was revealed that general petraeus, director of the cia, was having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, questions about the future of his marriage to his wife of 38 years, holly petraeus, have gone unanswered. >> you have to realize, these are people who have been together a long time. they have invested a lot. and she has a lot to lose, too, if the marriage ends.
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>> reporter: someone else with a lot to lose, paula broadwell, the woman at the center of this scandal. also married with children and a career on the rise. >> married women cheat too. not just men. married women cheat because either there is something going on in their marriage that isn't working and it's sort of a stepping stone or they feel they need more emotional connection than they're getting. >> reporter: and while we might never know the reasons petraeus or broadwell strayed from their marriages, one thing is also for certain in these modern times as pointed out by "saturday night live." >> loser. people trying to have affairs in the digital age. it's official. you can't get away with it. the head of the cia couldn't get away with it. [ laughter ] >> judith sills is a clinical psychologist. good morning. >> good morning. >> 65% of marriages struck by infidelity end up in divorce. so how can a marriage survive e divorce. how can a marriage survive infidelity? >> walking through a tunnel of
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emotional hell. some couples get to the other side, and they really do three difficult things. first of all, the affair has to stop. no contact. >> seems like an obvious. >> seems like an obvious, but people are attached. it's very hard to break that off, and the person who had the affair is grieving. they are having a loss, and they don't know how to end it, so that's very tough to do, and the spouse is not sympathetic to that grief. that spouse is filled with rage and pain and misery. the second thing that has to happen, that spouse has to be able to say here is how you hurt me. here is what you did to me over and over again, and if you did it, you have to be able to take that in and not defend yourself. >> the trauma repair, as you say, yeah. >> a lot of people are basically having ptsd, they are having
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thoughts, a horrible experience and the other people wants to say, wait a minute, it's not all my fault. you didn't show me affection. >> that's not the time. >> that's not the time. we say fly into the storm of that anger and receive . it's very hard to hear how you hurt someone so people try to avoid it, and they need to have courage, and the third thing, also very tough. transparency. we advise a couple tell it all and tell it now. >> i mean, how much detail are you giving away though. here's what you are doing, you are avoiding sexual detail, but you are telling all the deception detail. yes, this is where i really was on your birthday. yeah, i wasn't really working late on valentine's day, and here's how much money i spent. here's the truth. that is an ugly thing, but it is -- it is so healing can take place later. since months later you said you didn't love her, and i just found the e-mail.
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put it on the table transparency at this moment. >> and third then is moving on which seems like it would be hard to do and letting all go. how -- how does the person who has been cheated on stop from just wallowing in what happens? >> you know, there's a process to this and can you hear it with a couple. after i've expressed this rage, after i've racked my mind out of what happened, now we can talk about the marriage, what is it that we were avoiding? why aren't we spending time together? whatever happened to our sex life? we are rebuilding, and then the offending spouse asks for forgiveness which is a spiritual process. i have a more realistic view of you. now i have a sense of who we are in a more mature way. can i find it in my mind to forgive the way you hurt me? >> and that's the silver lining, as you're a stronger couple perhaps on the other side. >> and people get there, and they stand on their anniversary, and they say, wow, look what i made it through. >> judith sills, thank you so much. >> and just ahead, we'll catch
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up with the fierce five, what they have been up to since the london olympics, but first these messages. >> hey. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors.
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we test-drove the camry, took it on the freeway, and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded to the ground. [ man ] grounded to the ground? yes, yes! grounded to the ground. [ male announcer ] see their story and more at the camry effect. camry. from toyota. we're back now at 8:17 with our special series thanks and giving where we highlight the work of st. jude children's research hospital. celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and "today's" jenna
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wolfe is here to get us started. jenna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. a bone marrow transplant is a major ordeal for anybody, so imagine going through four of them in 18 months at 10 years of age. this is a story of a little boy's will to live and his doctor's refusal to give up. >> whoa! >> reporter: brennan simpkins was born to golf. how old were you when you first started playing golf. >> 2. >> reporter: come on. the second of three golf-playing brothers with a lifelong love and talent for the sport. when did you know he had something special with regards to golf? >> 2 years old and had a perfect little golf swing. amazing hand-eye coordination. >> reporter: four years ago brennan got very sick. his local doctors decided to test his blood. >> the doctor called at 4:30, and he said go pick up brennan and take him to the hospital immediately. we've made arrangements. there's something in his bloodwork that looks suspicious. >> reporter: brennan was diagnosed with aml, a severe
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form of leukemia that's difficult to cure. he underwent a bone marrow transplant. three and a half months later he relapsed. >> we had doctors to tell to us quit. we had nurse practitioners, experts saying let him go home and do the hospice thing. he won't have all the awful chemicals in his body but to him there's a quality of life in fighting. >> reporter: st. jude's children's research hospital was recommended. doctors tailored treatment to brennan and performed a second bone marrow transplant but after a year his cancer came back and a third transplant followed, again, the cancer returned. >> how scared were you when it was at the worst? >> very, very scared. i didn't know if tomorrow was going to be my last day or not. every time i closed my eyes, it felt like i was going to die while asleep. >> reporter: really?
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>> yes, that scary. >> reporter: young brennan and his family had a choice to make. >> the doctor came to you and asked if you you wanted to get the fourth bone marrow transplant. >> and i said, yes, i want to get this over with, to get the cancer out. >> reporter: you didn't have to say yes. >> i did. i didn't want to die. >> he was talking about one of the movies that he's watching, a war movie, and he talked about it when you're fighting a war, give up is not an option. >> reporter: so once again brennan went in for a transplant, and for a while he was staving off the cancer. >> and i get a phone call, and harris said turner, things are not great. brennan is going into icu. they are putting him down now. he wants to tell you good-bye, and he had a -- they had this oxygen mask that just blows oxygen and forces it into his lungs, and i could hear him going i love you, daddy, through the stuff, and -- and i'm sitting there on the phone with the two oth guys right next to
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him. trying to think, my god, i've got to say good-bye to my son. >> a turn for the worse but not the end for brennan. now he's been in remission for almost 19 months, with his health getting back up to par, doctors allowed him to return to the sport he loved. >> now on the champions tour. >> reporter: here at the tyco golf skills challenge in palm beach, florida, brennan got to watch and go head to head with some of his heros from the pga tour. while trying to beat cancer and hold his own with the pros, brennan imagines a future career off the golf course. how old are you right now? >> 10. >> reporter: and what do you want to be when you grow up? >> a nurse. >> reporter: you want to be a nurse. did you always want to be a nurse or just since you spent time at st. jude's. >> just since i spent time at secondhand jude's. >> reporter: brennan looks forward to a long life to match those long drives. this is the longest brennan has
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gone without a relapse so his doctors are hopeful that the cancer won't come back. he does go back to st. jude's for regular checkups of the he has more life in him than anybody i know and such an inspiration to be around him, even for a short period of time. >> a nice story, jenna. thank you very much. marlo thomas is the national outreach director for st. jude children's research hospital. marlo, always nice to see you. good morning. >> good morning, thanks, matt. >> can i start with a question and i hope i don't anger some people by asking this, but brennan had four bone marrow transplants in 18 months. >> yeah. >> is there a point, and i hate to say this to the family, but where you say enough is enough? >> you know, how many is too many if it's your child, and we get children all the time that have been in a stage of treatment wre others have given up, and there is no standard care, so we create a new care. we create -- we're in the business of making innovative procedures to save children's lives, and one of those
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procedures is to continue with those bone marrow transplants and at the same time that we're using natural killer cells so it wasn't just the bone marrow transplant. >> nikkolas robort brennan's doctor understood this was above and beyond because he asked do you want to go through the fourth lant. >> and it worked. brennan is now cancer-free. as you heard his father said, the other hospitals said take him to hospice. hospice or continue the bone mayoro transplant. it wasn't just the bone marrow transplants. they were also using the natural killer sells. we all have natural killer cells in our body that kilt infection all the time, but our doctor took out the natural killer cells from his body and engineered them to help kill the leukemia, so it's not just the bone marrow transplant. >> i mentioned back in the introductions the 50th anniversary of the hospital. >> yes, yes. >> one of the most startling statistics of what's happened in those 50 years, when the hospital was begun by your dad. >> right. >> cancer childhood career rates
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20%. >> right. >> what are they today? >> 80%, and with leukemia it was 4%, and now it's 94% but this is because we'll do these things. we'll keep going where nobody else will go. we're chartering new waters all the time. that's what st. jude's mission is. that's what we do. >> what was your dad -- is that what your dad said when he founded the hospital? is that what his mission statement was? >> his mission statement was that we will never give up on any child and that he was building a hospital for kids to have an equal chance no matter their race or religion or their ability to pay. they would get an equal chance. >> we have you heave each year. than and giving, explain what that is? >> a time when you look at your own children and i would like to give thanks to the healthy kids in my life and give to those who are not. gives everybody in america a chance to support the life saving work of st. jude's. >> you and i were down there together, an amazing place.
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happy holidays to you. >> thank you. >> and all the folks at secondhand jude's. >> thank you. >> and flo rida live in concert on the plaza after your local news. good morning. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon.
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we will learn more about the chevron refinery fire and what the company is doing to prevent another disaster from releasing harmful chemicals in the air. t a special meeting will be held on the investigation. the "san francisco chronicle" report that surrounding areas found chemicals in and around homes. there is not a significant risk from the fire from the conclusion of the experts that examined the fire after it happened. let's look at the morning commute with mike. it is not bad. congestion past the coliseum north of 880. let me show you where things are heavier in the south bay here. excuse me. there goes my cough. north 880 at 101. a burst of traffic here. there is an accident moving to the shoulder. things are lightening up in the south bay. it seems like a lighter area around the bay.
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south 101 is slow through san mateo. an earlier accident north of 92. 92 itself, the slowest portion is over the san mateo hill and over 280. back to you. thank you very much. get yourself some tea. we will have another local news update for you and clear things up by then. arianna is creating a special drawing just for me... and st. jude children's research hospital created a special brain tumor treatment just for arianna. our bold, new procedure is helping to extend her life... and give her family hope. look what i made.
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beautiful... hug your child tonight... give thanks for the healthy kids in your life. and give to those who are not. go to st. jude dot org or shop where ever you see the st. jude logo.
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we're back now. 8:30 on a monday morning. it's the 19th day of november, 2012. big crowd surrounding our concert stage. they will get even closer in a little while when flo rida takes to that stage for a thanksgiving week concert. among the interested spectators, how about the fierce five out here on the plaza, been a while since we've seen them. london, i believe. actually a couple days after london. we'll catch up with them. they have just come back from a 40-event thomas haden church we'll find out what they are up to next. out on the plaza with them, i'm mate lauer along with natalie morales in for savannah this morning and mr. roker joins us and as does willie geist.
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more great music this week. kesha is coming on tomorrow morning for a concert if you're in the area. come on down, and then al will tell that you mr. worldwide is here on wednesday. >> that's right. >> pitbull himself. >> that's right. great music. check it out this week. >> also speaking of musical talents, one in the house this morning as well. tony bennett is here. he's a legend, of course, but he's going to be talking about his new book "the zen of bennett." >> and there was near national panic on friday, the word that maybe the twinkie was going away forever. it may not. but just in case we brought in ada de laurentiis who will help us make our own twinkies at home, disaster preparation at home. >> i can't remember the last time i had a twinkie. >> a big batch of preservatives. >> can we say hi to some people here. >> absolutely. >> we have gabby douglas, aly
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raisman and mckayla maroney, kyla ross and jordyn wieber. >> nice to see you. >> you've been on a tour for kello kellogg's, no pressure. what's it like? >> a lot of fun, going out there and performing with all these girls, there's like a huge cast, a lot of fun and really kind of sad leaving them this morning. >> kind of sad, so sad. we all cried. >> did you really? >> yeah. >> i mean, we're all just like so close now and just to be with each other for 24/7 for three months, it's really hard to say good-bye. >> as some of you have been together for years now prepping for the olympics, and then this tour. now you get to go home. what's that going to be like? >> it's going to be new for us just because we've been away for so long. went from the olympics and straight to the tour. nice to go back to normalcy and enjoy spending the holidays with our families. >> and when you think it's normal mckayla, you make a face
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with the president of the united states. that was pretty cool. >> it was kind of cool. he asked me to do it and took a picture together. he said i do this face at least once a day. >> how did you get him to say it, did you say think the fiscal cliff, mr. president. is that how he did it. it's the president of the united states, had to be a cool moment for everybody. >> kind of mind-blowing, like did this just happen. >> gabby and aly, have you perfected the smirk, something everyone can do? >> yeah. >> i think so. >> can we see it? >> i don't catch them doing it as much as i do it. >> get you all to do it. >> oh. >> see, you've got the mouth going the wrong way on the end here, other than that it's great. a bit of a nitpick er, as you cn tell. let's see you do it. >> your mouth is not to the side though. >> going your separate ways.
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come back and see us if you're in town. come say hi. >> great to see you. >> got a not impressed from mckayla. >> let's get a check of the no, we have a good-looking day. all smiles here in the nbc bay area weather department. temperatures in the 60s. 67 in livermore. 65 for fremont. 66 in redwood city. we will stay dry for one day only. showers on the way. as we head through tomorrow, the second half of tomorrow and until tomorrow night, we will clear out in time for thanksgiving. .25 of rain south of the golden gate bridge. >> my latest guest, here with bob carter of toyota with the toyota hybrid. bob carter is the toyota senior vice president of automotive
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operations. tell us about this. >> good morning. this is our newest vehicle. we're going to have this out on the market next week, just in time for thanksgiving. it's one of six new vehicles that we'll be introducing over the next year. this car was actually designed by our associates in california and engineered in michigan and built in kentucky. >> what makes it unique? it's a full-sized car. comfortably fits five adults, but this has our newest hybrid system in it 40 miles per gallon. >>ongratulations. best of luck with the launch. >> thank you. >> still loving my toyota sierra minivan. now back over to our guests and friends. >> thank you very much. the holiday season isow approaching, or it's here really, and that means it's time tore our 19th annual "today" show toy drive. >> we'll start taking donations here on the plaza next monday and as always, celebrities are elves and will be helping to take your donations.
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if you're wondering where the gifts go, kids across the country, needy kids, including these kids at the puerto rican family institute right here in new york city, so we really hope you'll pitch in and take part this year. >> we should mention one of our most generous partners is the direct selling association. amy robinson is here along with her two little helpers, kaitlin and a.j. good morning to all of you. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> you've been so generous in the past. what are you doing this year? >> happy to be here for the ninth year with $17 million in donations, and it's great to be here and give back. >> many of the direct sellers who work for you is moms and this is important message to make sure that kids have a gift at christmas. >> it really is just in moms' nature to help out and give back. we're really proud of everyone. >> did a great job, everyone. perfect job. happy holidays to you all. >> thank you.
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>> the ninth time. >> when we come back, the legendary tony bennett is here. he'll talk about "the zen of bennett" and we have flo rida in concert on the stage behind us, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:349 with one of our favorites, tony bennett. he's won 17 grammy awards during his legendary career and at 86 he's still going strong with his duets album featuring some of today's hottest new stars and has written a new book"life is a gift, the zen of bennett." tony bennett, welcome back. good to see you. >> always good to see you. you're my favorite. >> thanks very much, and you're my favorite, too. you wrote your autobiography back in the 1990s, so what did you want to do in this book that you didn't do in that book? >> so many young people going into the business, and when
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rosemary clooney and i started years ago the elder statesman of the entertainment world said it will take you six years before you become a consummate performer, and it was a tough thing to swallow. we had a million selling record, but they were very accurate, so i decided to do a book to the young people tt want to get into show business or are in show business, just starting out, and show them that they are supported, and we -- we promote them and hope for the best for them. >> i like this idea >> and i like this idea because so many it seems of the young artists have one big hit and then they know it all. and what you're trying to tell them is, no, listen to other people who have traveled the road and gain that advice because it is invaluable. >> right. it is about longevity rather than just quick fame. >> some of the people, i mean, i was looking back at this, in five decades, six decades in the
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business, you have worked with or known just about every major recording star. you have called most of them friends. you have performed for every president during that time period. is there a moment that still stands out to you, tony, as the pinch-me moment? >> yeah, it was -- you know, being honored for every valentine's day now in san francisco, it's tony bennett day, and they had a big, wonderful moment with 200 children at city hall that sang a song for me. it was one of the great moments in my career. >> the variety of people you have worked with over that time, let's talk about a few of them, first of all, you cannot talk about you without talking about frank sinatra, you call him one life.r greatest mentors and he just explain to people how he changed your life. >> in "look" magazine years ago, the biggest magazine at the time, along with "life." and he said for his money i was the best singer he ever heard and all that, and all of his
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fans came to see me, and i have been sold out ever since throughout the world. he was a real great friend of mine. >> his stamp of approval. >> it was that strong. >> set you off flying. >> right. >> and then you go from frank sinatra to people like lady gaga. >> right. >> and you say wonderful things about her in the book. you write if people allow her to be who she wants to be she could be the next picasso of music. >> that's true. she's so talented. a lot of people, they don't realize what a great singer she is. she's actually a magnificent popular singer. >> she says wonderful things about you, too. in that area of giving out advice in life's lessons you're also honest in this book and you talked about there's a time in your life where you got involved with drugs. >> right. >> i've nope you for a long time, tony, and you don't seem the type. >> right.
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actually i stopped everything, you know, at a certain moment. i realized i was sinning against my talent and i said that's it. i just decided to become a human being again, and i stopped hiding with drugs and all that. i didn't like it. >> and you write about people like the late amy winehouse and say you wish you could have had more impact on her. >> right. i wish i could have really talked her into it, but it was just the few months later that she died. >> if you read this book, tony, it reads as a who's who in entertainment and politics and every other aspect of our lives, and you've been there every step of the way. it's a real pleasure. >> that's very nice. great seeing you, always. >> tony, always good to see you. >> again, the book is "life is a gift." tony bennett. up next, another big name in music flo rida live in concert out on our stage.
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>> announcer: toyota concert series is brought to you by the avalon hybrid with an epa estimated 40 miles per gallon city, the art of making cars will not be the same. toyota. let's go places. are we all ready? it's time to warm up this chilly plaza. here to do the honors, ladies and gentlemen, flo rida. ♪ get up come on let's go ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle, baby, let me know ♪ ♪ girl, i'm gonna show you how to do it and start real slow ♪ ♪ you just put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle, baby, whistle, baby, come on ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ whistle, baby, whistle, baby
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♪ yeah, come on come on whistle baby ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody say can you blow my whistle, baby let me know ♪ ♪ do it and we start real slow ♪ ♪ just put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle, baby ♪ ♪ new york here we go ♪ ♪ come on, come on
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♪ my whistle is ready to blow ♪ ♪ we can make music with the whistle l we can make the music ♪ ♪ if you have no issue you can do it ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle, baby let me know ♪ ♪ girl, i'm going to show you how to do it and we start real slow ♪ ♪ you just put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle, baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ whistle baby, yeah, come on, ♪ whistle baby ♪ whistle baby, whistle baby
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♪ go girl you can work it ♪ let me see you whistle while you work it ♪ i'm gonna lay back, don't stop it ♪ ♪ cause i love it how you drop, drop it drop it ♪ ♪ now let that whistle blow, oh, oh, oh ♪ yeah, baby let that whistle blow ♪ ♪ come on, whistle, baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ let me know ♪ girl i'm gonna show you how to do it ♪ ♪ and we start real slow ♪ you just put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ you can blow my whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ whistle baby, you can blow my whistle, baby ♪ ♪ hey, hey, everybody ♪ you can blow my whistle, baby ♪ >> flo rida.
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there's much more music coming up, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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grammy nominee flo rida has sold more than 70 million singles worldwide. his late theest album "wild once
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ones" has already created four top ten hits. ladies and gentlemen, once again here's flo rida. ♪ i cry just a little ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ i know you wanna get behind the wheel only one raine maida ♪ ♪ eyes shut, still got me swimming like a diver ♪ ♪ can't let go ♪ i got fans in okinawa ♪ high heart to japan quake losers and survivors ♪ ♪ noway no you didn't get my flowers ♪ ♪ you and i or jealousy was not oppressive ♪ ♪ oh, no, i can't stop
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♪ i was destined i know, caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little ♪ when i think of letting go ♪ oh, no, gave up on the riddle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little ♪ when i think of letting go i know caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i kris cry just a little when i think of let going ♪ ♪ oh, no, gave me up on the riddle ♪ ♪ i crijust a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ champagne buckets still got o tears in it ♪ ♪ and i put that on my tattoo of jimi hendrix ♪ ♪ get depressed cause the outfit all in it ♪ ♪ the press tell it all get a meal ticket ♪ ♪ clean next get a call just a little visit ♪ ♪ sacrifice just to make a hit still vivid ♪ ♪ ♪ no cheers i know you wouldn't
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panic ♪ ♪ i know, caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little ♪ when i think of letting go ♪ oh, no, gave up on the riddle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ >> everybody, come on. ♪ i know caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ oh, no, gave up on the rid will ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ when i need a healing i just look up to the ceiling ♪ ♪ i see the sun coming down ♪ i know it's all better now when i need a healing and i just look up to the ceiling ♪ ♪ and i see the sun coming down i know it's all better now ♪ ♪ when i need a healing i just look up to the ceiling and i see the sun coming down and i know it's all better now ♪ when i need a healing i just look up to the ceiling ♪ ♪ i see the sun coming down and
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i know it's all better now ♪ ♪ i know, i know, i know, i think of letting go ♪ >> let's go. ♪ i know caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ oh, no, gave up on the riddle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ i know caught up in the middle ♪ ♪ i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ >> flo rida, and he's back with one more song a little later, but first your local news.
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good friday -- friday morning? my goodness. it is monday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. it was announced that alex smith will not be cleared to play. he suffered a concussion against the rams. a neurologist would not clear him to play. let's check in with christina. 66 bay side. the rain arrives through tuesday, but not until the second half of the day. showers continue through early wednesday morning. we will clear out by midday on wednesday afternoon. thursday and friday, beautiful conditions for your thanksgiving plans.
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we're back with more of "today" on a monday morning, 19th day of december, 2012. flo rida putting on a show here on our plaza this morning. a few songs from a guy who has been awfully kind to us over the years, even a guy who has the headliner at our christmas party one time. come on in here. >> good to see you again. >> great, it's so cold out here. i dropped the mike i was shivering. so cold. >> you haven't broken a sweat. >> why don't we talk about this album. last time we were here the at bum has just come out and now 10 million singles off this album. are you surprised by the response? >> definitely surprised but i have to thank everyone here at the "today" show for all the lovely support and all the fans rocking with me tonight. >> or this morning. your newest single "i cry" also already on the billboard charts,
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number ten on the billboard charts and every song is really personal to you, right? tell me about it. >> this record right here, definitely rest in peace my sister who definitely inspired me to stay focused and do my music. if she were here today she would be proud of my because she sings along with the rest of my seven sisters. it's just a joy, man. shout-out to my mom. shout-out to my dad, everybody, i mean, without their support. >> a momma's boy. >> you're singing in the thanksgiving day parade, the macy's day thanksgiving day parade. >> overwhelmed, just a blessing. working hard. left the studio the other day and i think i came up with a hit bigger than every record i put out. >> he's got a whistle on for you already. >> that's cool. >> we'll be at parade tomorrow so when you get to the finish line look for us and wave to us. >> i'll wave to my crew. >> flo rida, always good having you here. thank you so much for coming in. let us get a check of the morning headlines with willie
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geist standing by at the news desk. >> thank you very much. good morning, everyone. israel's drive to stop palestinian rocket strikes intensified overnight with about 100 new launches from the air and sea, that according to a count inside gaza. many of them targeted hamas leader but a health official in gaza said two dozen civilians have been killed in less than 24 hours. hamas was able to launch 20 of its own rockets towards southern israel overnight. israel says its iron dome mobile defense system has intercepted about one-third of the hamas rockets. house democratic leader ncy pelosi said sunday any deal to avoid a career-end fiscal cliff must include tax rate increases on the wealthy. pelosi is hopeful an agreement can be reached and examining deductions and closing some loholes is not enough. republicans have suggested they are open to finding more revenue but also are insisting on spending cuts to go along with those. the woman at the center of the bombshell resignation of former cia director general david petraeus returned to her home overnight for the first
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time since news of biographer paula broadwell's alleged affair with david petraeus broke, she and her husband hosted family and friends at their home in charlotte on sunday night. paula and her family are focusing on sticking together through this difficult time. according to the associated press, a person close to broadwell says she is, quote, devastated by the fallout of the ifair and deeply regrets the damage she has done. the president travels from myanmar to cambodia this morning on the historic three-nation tour of southeast asia. the commander in chief is the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar long repressed bay totalitarian military regime. he m privately with opposition lead aung san suu kyi and says that the u.s. and myanmar will forge democratic ties together for the future. vice president joe biden toured areas of the jersey shore still recovering from superstorm sandy. the self-described home boy who spent summers in the region as a boy toured the damage to iconic boardwalk at seaside heights and
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a damaged rail station in hoboken on sunday. americans are carrying higher cret card balances, about 5% higher than last year, and the percentage of credit card payments that are at least 90 days late has started inching up from historically low levels. some good news for travelers this week as we head into thanksgiving. the average price for a gallon of gas has dropped seven cents over the past two weeks, this according to the lundberg survey. drivers are now paying $3.47 on average for a gallon of regular. the "twilight" saga has three of the top ten biggest u.s. film openings ever. the latest and final episode "breaking dawn part 2" ruled the weekend box office grossing $111 million." that puts it eighth on the all-time list. the james bond drama "sky fall" was second.
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and let's hope you were not we cannen out of bed this mning the way this red panda was. check this out. poor little gu just the keeper coming to check on him. he was slightly startled, to see the least. he did manage to get along with his day just fine after being so unfairly unsettled. let's go now back to al for a check on the weather. hey, al. >> you have a giant pair of boots coming outside your window and see how you do. anyway. let's see what we've got for you. again, our friends in the pacific northwest are going to get hammered over the next 72 hours. you can see the rain, heavy rain streaming in, and in the mountains we're looking at snow, plus add to this, as can you watch the futurecast continue to see all that moisture streaming on in here. we're looking for heavy rain and winds. winds up to 60 miles per hour. snowfall amounts about six to eight inches but rainfall amounts up to ten inches of rain. that's flood watches, winter storm warnings and high
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9:06 on the back to work monday. we're getting a beautiful day. mix of sun and clouds. we have high and mid-level clouds courtesy of an area of low pressure that will not arrive bringing the showers until we hit tomorrow. we see clouds spilling out. we will see .25 to .75 of rain in the next couple of days. highs are comfortable. after it comes through, the cold front crosses, by thursday,65 for thanksgiving. >> all ght. all. thanks very much. now to today's "take 3" where you give our take on the top stories you've been talking about today. in the hot seat, celebrity cheffed a good friend giada de laurentiis. >> i wasn't told this was a hot seat. >> does it feel warm. >> sitting next to you is always warm. >> and we're bearing the lead
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that you're going to help us make twinkies. >> truth be told, you're not a twinkies girl. >> ding dong girl. >> the ama, this clip online is everybody talking about korean pop star ps he of "gangnam style" fame, wearing a sequinned black shirt and hammer pants because he wanted to match his dance partner m.c. hammer. a mash-up of "gangnam style" and "too legit to quit." ♪ too lit to quit >> the first thing you say, that's a 50-year-old m.v. hammer getting it done. >> can you imagine that. >> i can't imagine. this whole dance, by the way, is so fun to watch. >> going to be the nex big dance. >> had the dance down. >> we were doing the horsey. >> and now we've got to do the whole mash-up.
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♪ too legit to quit >> the audience and everybody is getting into it. >> no one is too cool for the gang, hottest star, all lept to their feet. >> m.c. hammer pants, a comeback or not? >> i have to tell you. >> the harem pants. >> people as short as me can't pull them off but someone taller they could. >> weren't they in style for a while. >> last season. >> david gregory still wears a pair. >> wears them during "meet the press". >> because you don't see below the desk. >> he's so tall. they are really a tent. >> i'll get you some for christmas. way want to see if they look good on you. >> hammer snuggies. >> do not flatter anybody. >> justin bieber trending not only for takin his mom but for the speech he gave at the amas where he sound like, i don't want to use the word bitter, but took a different tone. >> basically questioned all the people who doubted his, you
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know, being there year after year, for all you haters who thought i'd be here a year or two, guess what, i plan to be here for a long time. >> still here, and still making hits. >> and gets props for bringing his mom. >> and we love him mom. >> coming up on a timberlake moment where he lt the boy band phase. >> growing up. >> maturing. >> growing up. >> his way of saying, listen, i'm forging ahead and making my music. >> close to his mom. >> you guys are such suckers. >> took the spotlight and questions off where's selena gomez. >> a smart kid. >> he knows his stuff. >> chris christie on "snl." >> take two. >> and poking fun at his fleece which we've come to know and love. take a look. do we have that clip? >> trust me, it was hilarious. >> here we go. >> they are. >> yes, they are. how many times do i have to say it to you? >> you only said it once. >> oe should be enough.
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get the wax out of your ears. >> i'm sorry. >> the funny part he said he'd die in that fleece. >> fused to his bod. >> thanks his wife mary pat. >> how many of those fleeces do you think he owns? >> tons. >> it's become his signature. >> his staple. >> wears it over the suit. >> i'm always confused about the elected officials, do they forget who they are? >> governor. >> they all have the fleeces that have their names on it and their title. >> i think you should go for an al roker fleece, weatherman. >> i can't wait any more. twinkies already. >> in our take three, hostess brands will be closing its plant and 18,000 workers would lose their jobs if it goes through. that's obviously the biggest problem and some people online worried about their beloved twinkie. >> crazy. >> people are stockpiling them. in fact, on ebay, craigslist, people i guess are thinking they are going to make a little money out of this.
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buying them and apparently we saw a price. on average, like $40 a box. >> yeah. >> if you're going to pay that much, we're going to show you giada's way of making them at home for free. >> disclosu. this is not my recipe, just so you know. i don't make twinkies for a living. >> these are original. >> these are the originals. >> want to take a bite, willie, just to make sure. >> that one is 12 years old. >> doesn't matter. >> how old is this one, like 20 years old? >> doesn't matter. >> this is the deal. >> keeps forever. >> so good. >> you take boxed cake mix, pound cake mix anddd a little bit of water. >> vanilla pound cake. >> why i. >> there's certain brands that are better than others. >> you know, we don't. >> mix this all together, this is a basic, and then you add beaten egg whites to it. >> really fluffed. >> the way they do it at the hostess factory. >> and they have someone like me
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and they make it. >> seems like low-fat. >> but when you look at the content. >> did you see this, shortening and marshmallow fluff, i don't want to even tell you in there, butter and all sorts of other things in there. >> you make the little mold. >> you take the batter that giada is going to try very gingerly to kind of fold all together so it doesn't collapse. you pour it in the little molds and you make it, okay? >> do you have to put any water in there. >> at 3:25 and make it for half an hour. >> how do you get the filling in. >> because we didn't make any. >> picture in your mind. >> i wasn't at my hotel room making them. >> take the filling. >> can you suck the filling out of there so she can fill it up. >> actually considered that, sucking it all out and then filling them. >> i might be new, but i ain't that new. >> it would be great. >> i would have done it for you
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and you wouldn't have even known it. >> so these three, these are the holes and you take the filling and piped it in there. >> ever smelled the filling on that, willie? >> i'm out on this one. >> that's a gd thing. he's been around the block a couple times. >> this is disaster preparedness. if the twinkie goes around these are safe. >> will fit in your cupboard forever. >> did i tell but the kin ethic energy, if it was a twink they size, it would be a twinkie about 35 feet long. >> are you okay? you all right back there? >> wow. >> this is not the fourth hour. we haven'tven had anything to drink. >> giada, thanks, thanks very much. >> the recipe is on our website, today.com. >> and we'll hear from you a little bit later for some of your real cooking. >> thank goodness. >> if al doesn't knock me over first. >> and giving a wedding dress to a complete stranger right after this. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train
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newlywed alissa felt very lucky to have the wedding of her dreams so much so that she wanted another bride to feel that way. decided to pay it forward and give away a dress to a youk woman who couldn't afford one of her own and she is here to hand over her gown to someone she has never met. sounds pretty amazing, alissa, nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> your wedding day from what i gather was absolutely fantastic. why did you want to give away this gorgeous wedding dress of yourself? >> it was that our wedding was so special it was a time where we felt so blessed by our friends and family and w real he been given so many different things, invested in beautiful decorations and this beautiful dress, and what better way to -- to use these now than this help themle someone else.
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>> and give everybody else the same chance. >> spread the generosity we've been given. >> you reached out to the huffington post-and they posted a picture of the dress, and then you received a couple dozen letters or so and you chose renee. >> what was about her story? >> she embraced the idea of paying it forward. she really wanted to take this dress and everything else about her wedding and use it to also be generous to other brides, and i thought, you know, this is a really amazing trend. what a better way to think about our weddings as something that we can invest in and share rather than something about a princess day that is all about us. >> that's a great, great way of thinking, and i know renee is standing by in the background. you two have never met. she wants to see her gorgeous dress. renee, come on over. >> come take a look now. >> hi. >> renee, here's alissa. >> so glad to meet you. >> thank you so much.
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>> isn't this gorgeous? >> i love it. >> you're the same size so it's going to work. >> oh, my sh, this is perfect. >> renee, you're getting -- i see tears in the eyes which is a good side. every bride when they see their wedding dress and they know. >> you saw the picture in "the huffington post" and you saw price tag zero. >> yes. >> could you even believe alissa was willing to give away her dress? >> no, i think it was like some mistake. i loved it. i couldn't resist so i clicked on it anyway and i was like oh, i hope it actually, is and then she had this great little ssage after i found out we were exactly the same size and everything and had this great little message on the bottom that was so sweet and generous of you to just give it away, give it to someone who wouldn't sell it and wear it and feel special and i -- i know it was the one before i even know i
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could have it. >> and you wrote in your letter to alissa i long for that special moment when he, your fiance, and my father first see in my gown. that memory is one of the few things that i know will last long after the wedding. is this the dress of your dreams? >> oh, yeah, it is. >> you've said, too, you're going to pay it forward, right? >> absolutely. >> something that you plan to give away to other brides. >> i can't believe that i get to wear it and i would love to do that for someone else, too, and just make their memory just as special. >> alissa, as somebody who has been through this, having your own wedding and here you have a blushing bride, what is your best advice to her as she gets ready to walk down the aisle? >> yeah, i mean, when i planned my wedding, we wanted to do good and to have fun and i think that genuine spirit carries through the day, and it's just really a blessing to everyone around you as well. >> thank you. >> you two are an inspiration. alissa and renee, thank you so much. >> it's a great idea, very good, well done. >> coming up, how women could
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good morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. oakland port workers are planning a strike tonight over contract talks. the live look at the port of oakland where the workers will picket tomorrow. tomorrow, they will target the airport and the port. workers have gone 16 months without a new contract. the strike comes days after the port director announced his resignation after a controversy in the department.
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65 in fremont. the next system arriving the second half of the day. 8:00 p.m. with showers in sonoma county. we stop the clock at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, showers offshore at that point. we stop the clock between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and the bulk comes through. we see a nice dry day through wednesday. an the lot of people will be traveling. let's check on the drive with mike. over here at 880 and fremont. things are thinning out. both directions are moving nicely at tesla and past the truck scales. we have slowing in fremont. slow at dakota. that is the dunbar bridge there. we showed the northbound route 880 up to 101. an earlier accident has cleared, but still slow. taking time to recover.
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85 on the left is slow up to el camino. 101 is slow approaching hildale. it is a distraction for the southbound side as well. distracted drivers mean fender-benders. laura. thank you. we will have another local news update in a half hour. i'd liank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter.
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♪ >> that is, of course, singer/songwriter kesha who debutedack in 2009. she's been churning out her own pop hits, and she will take our concert stage tomorrow on "today" then on wednesday pitbull will be live here in the plaza to take to you your thanksgiving holiday. more music. >> no. >> flo rida will perform another song in just a minute. i'm willie geist along with natalie morales. >> ahead, shop like a man. wh it comes to being organized and driving a hard bargain research shows guys have it over the ladies. >> that's sexist. >> it's science, natalie. >> no, it's no. we're good shoppers. >> yeah, you can shop. are you getting any bargains
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though in. >> how women can save more money if they take shopping tips from men. >> i disagree. we negotiate better than we do. >> you would save even more if you didn't buy it. >> all right. move over, pumpkin and pecan pie, giada is whipping up some new holiday desserts. she's doing a puppet show. >> scaredme, giada. some fun treats for the kids, maybe the thanksgiving table. >> oh, boy. >> first the twinkies and now the turkeys. giada, how much did hoda and kathie lee give you >> exactly. >> giada's been getting into the vanilla extract again. >> all right. >> oh, my. got a check of the weather for us. >> okey-doke. let's see what we've got thank fly. can you take a look. your travel weather for today starting with today. a lot of wet weather from the great lakes back down into the lower mississippi river valley.
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heavy rain, wind and snow in the pacific northwest. sunny and cool in the northeast and on wednesday, thanksgiving eve, chilly into new england on into the mid-atlantic states, mild to warm down through the gulf coast and southwest a little on the wet side and more rain from northern california into the pacific northwes that's what's g 9:32 on a monday morning. we have stellar conditions over san francisco. just a few clouds spilling out from the system of low pressure that will bring us showers, but not today. not until we hit tonight in the north bay. winds are picking up. they are offshore winds east/southeast. that means no marine layer fog to worry about. temperatures will climb to the mid-60s. 66 in livermore. 63 in san jose. 67 in san francisco. rain arrives for the second half of tuesday. clears out before we hit wednesday afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thanks. a coming up next, how women
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mall. it boils down to this. men hunt and women gather. garry is a male super shopper, there's a title and jean shatzky joins us. good morning. >> good morning. >> why is gary a good example of shopping like a man. >> for money matters we put out a call for super shopper and expected to get a woman, quite frankly. gary's profile came through, be a he's very good at getting deals on the smaller items like groceries but is a lawyer and uses those skills on the big items like cars. >> so you negotiate down a little bit, gary. >> a little. >> is that part of your strategy? >> always negotiate down but you have to be armed with information. the internet is great. you can find out exactly what you want, what you need before you get into the store. be armed. >> now a lot of guys hate to go shopping. they don't even want to go into the store but you look at it as a challenge. what is the challenge exactly? >> it's a mission, it's a mission. i know what i want.
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if i want a sport coat, i'm going to the store to get a sport coat. that's what i'm going to buy. maybe i pick up a tie or a shirt, but i do not brows or wand near other departments or stores. >> you're never tempted. go into a tart and have all these other things there, you keep the blinders on and if for what you need. >> i try to. >> men buy. women shop. we shop. we brows, we look around, and in the end we end up buying more because of all that browsing. >> so what advantage does gary have as a shopper based on his strategy here? >> spends a lot less, both in time and in money. he has a motto that i love. >> get in, get out, get home. >> i love it. >> it's great. >> so what are the major differences if you had to sum them up of why they are different? men month, women gather. what does that mean? >> men want a sport coat they both a sport coat or a turkey. in the grocery store, gary has a list, gets his items and doesn't
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get diverted for oreo or twinkies, and men tend to know where in the store things are. they have a map in their head. women tend to see something off to the side, figure they are actually going to save themselves time by buying that set of towels now, but in the end it costs both time and money. >> and you say you do actually map out the store, maybe not quite literally. are we talking about do you have the map out like you're about to invade normandy or something. how do you map out a store? >> just by going there. know where everything is, especially if you're in a supermarket. you have to remember, they spend millions on research to try to get you to go to places, to buy things you never knew you wanted or needed. >> sounds like a battle between you and the stores. >> a little bit, and we went shopping together. he's like you look high and you look low. don't look in the middle. that's where the expensive stuff is. >> men look but don't touch.
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>> when you touch something, behavioral research shows you take possession of it, especially when you try it on and then not buying it feels like a loss which we hate, so if you can keep yourself from touching things, you're a lot less likely to buy the things that you don't need. >> jean says another difference is that men shop alone. do you shop alone? >> absolutely. would never dream of asking a guy to shop with me and go have lunch. it's not done. >> and when you shop like a friend, you feel like you have to buy something if they are buying something to participate in the experience, so, again, better to approach it as a solo mission. >> inpressed by your self-restraint, shopping like had a man with blinders on. >> jean and gary, thanks so much. >> a pleasure. >> for more on this check out "money matters" hosted by jean tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. >> up next, dessert courtesy of giada de laurentiis. she's pulled it back together and will serve up dessert, right after this.
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good thing she's here. this morning we're cooking with giada, today contributor and chef, giada de laurentiis. if you're looking for an untraditional dessert, she's got some recipes. they are going to become some holiday favorites. >> what i was saying earlier, when you have a big turkey meal. >> i'm just lurking over her shoulder. >> oh, that's right. >> willie was back there and it seemed odd. >> a scene from police stories. got something in your nose, no, other side. >> okay. >> wait, wait, wait. let's t it together. >> bring it back. >> okay. >> so after a big meal, i personally love to have something with citrus, so instead of apple pie i have something different. >> cleanse the palate. >> lemon and thyme. >> a little savory. egg yolks, sugar and flour.
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mix it together. >> how many? >> eight. >> it's not light. >> still thanksgiving. >> go ahead and pour. >> still whisking while you do there this. >> we'll all whisk together. >> i feel very left out. i know. >> okay. let's get in natalie. >> feels like thanksgiving. family issues coming out. >> that's what giada is all about, huh. >> wow? >> i am so not coming back. oh, my gosh. i cannot take this. >> willie and i are sort of hitting each other over here. >> you can add that. >> let natalie do something. >> lemon juice. >> now the butter has congealed. >> it's supposed to be melted. vanilla extract and chopped fresh thyme. >> you say to save some thyme, you give us permission to get a store-bought crust. >> so the deal is this. you're making all these things for thanksgiving. there are some things you need to take shortcuts.
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i had some favorites that i can get at the store, everybody has a store bought crust that they like. mix this together, and pure it in there. >> you want to move on, i can tell. >> i heard we had a lot of time. mix it together, pour it in there and bake it off for an hour and a half at 325. this is what it looks like when it's done. you can make it several days before and take it to somebody's house if you want or pull it out and you can eat it chilled or room temperature. >> may i? >> you may. >> what's the difference between a galette and a pie. >> this is the french version. so what you do is you buy puff pastry just to make it easy. buy puff pastry and take the apples that you cooked down. >> any particular apple that you like? >> i'm using baybern, a mix between sweet and tart but you can do anything you like. i put it in there. cooked this down with lemon juice, butter, cardamom and cinnamon.
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>> is there corn starch? >> i don't use corn starch. i use a lot of air, ore root. >> take the puff pastries. >> rustic looking. >> totally rustic and after it baked for an hour, you pull it out and make a topping of goat cheese, sliced almonds and dried cherries. >> so it's double baked. >> put it back in for ten minutes and this is what it looked like. >> this is st. jude. last year i went to st. jude's, one little kid in particular made with this with himom for me. >> what a great idea. >> and i remade it. >> and we've got it on our website. >> happy thanksgiving. >> you'll be here cooking with martha on thursday. >> i am. >> we're going to have fun with you. >> this is good. >> with martha stewart, i better be doing better than twinkies. >> more from flo rida. but first, this is "today" on nbc. more from flo
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you ♪ ♪ hey i heard you like the wild ones ♪ ♪ i like crazy foolish stupid party going wild, fist pumping music ♪ i might lose it ♪ ♪ ain't no surprise ♪ take me so high, jumping nosedive ♪ surfing the crowd ♪ ♪ said i gotta be the man ♪ i'm the head of my band, mike chec one two ♪ ♪ gotta break loose because that's the motto ♪ ♪ club shuts down, a hundred super models ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ if i took you home, it would be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do ♪ i wanna shut down the club with you ♪
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♪ and you, and you, and you ♪ hey i heard you like the willed ones, willed ones ♪ >> everybody, come on. ♪ party rocker, foot show stopper, more chambord ♪ number one, club popper, got a hangover like too much vodka ♪ ♪ can't see me with the ten binoculars ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ if i took you home, it would be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do ♪ come oncome on
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♪ i wanna shut down the club with you ♪ ♪ and you, and you, and you ♪ hey i heard you like the wild ones, wild ones, ooh ♪ ♪ come on. ♪ i am a wild one, break me in ♪ saddle me up and let's begin ♪ i am a wild one take me now ♪ running with wolves and i'm on the prowl ♪ ♪ show you another side of me ♪ a side you would never thought you would see ♪ ♪ tear up that body ♪ dominate you till you've had enough ♪ ♪ i hear you like the wild stuff ♪ ♪ hey, i heard you were a wild one, oooh ♪ ♪ hey, i heard you liked the wild ones, wild ones ♪
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good morning. 9:56. i'm marla tellez. this week. san francisco city leaders will decide to pass a ban or not on public nudity. neighbors and business owners in the castro district are fed up with a group of nudists that hang out on a daily basis. leaders proposal would extend the ban to all public areas of san francisco. >> i get a lot of people a few years ago did not care that much and have gotten fed up with it.
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gay people and straight people. people with kids. people without kids. it's broad based. >> under the ban, nudity would still be allowed at events like theay pride celebration and beta breakers and the fair. the board of supervisors will vote on the issue tomorrow. let's get a check on the forecast with christina. >> showers arrive tomorrow. enjoy the mild sunshine today. 67 in livermore. 66 in fremont. 66 in san jose. the rain moves into the north bay as we head through tonight and tomorrow morning. the bulk of the moisture doesn't arrive in the south bay until tuesday afternoon and early wednesday. we clear the whole system out just in time for thanksgiving. let's check on the drive with mike. you know, things are smooth here at the san mateo bridge. getting across in the westbound direction, no problem. the maps show slowing north 101
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at hildale. the accident has cleared. still a little slow in spots. 101 and 880, a roadway hazard. live look outside shows you the minor back up at the toll plaza. fast track, you're okay. fast track pays. thanks, mike. we'll be back at 10:26 with the next local update. see you then. here you go little man.
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"today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, welcome, welcome, it's fun day monday, november 19th. we are delighted that you're here with us today. this is a very bittersweet day for me, hoda woman. bittersweet since it's the 10th anniversary since my daddy passed away. you know what it's like. hoda and i both lost our dads way too early, but we were so blessed to have fathers like we did. >> absolutely. >> he would have been smiling bigger than anybody on the planet last thursday night. >> every now and then in life you have a magical moment, and that night, the night that your show premiered, was incredibly magical. it was packed with all kinds of people, us, natalie, matt, al, regis, kris jenner, liza
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manelli. there was a crazy red carpet. then frank and your kids, anyway, you walked inside and the place was buzzing. and once -- >> sorry. thank god for mary and laura. >> and the curtain went up and it was one of those things everybody kind of held their breath, this was happening. got on that stage, you guys, and sang like you could not believe. in fact, the guy from "variety" came from me after the show and said give her the tony right now. she's that kind of singer. >> and actress. she's extraordinary. >> look, there are lots of favorite moments during the night. one of my favorites had to be when liza manelli was my date. in the middle of the show, carol lee hits this crazy note, and out of nowhere, liza pops out of her seat, you guys, stands up. all i could think of is carol lee is looking at liza manelli
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giving her a standing ovation in the middle of the show. >> middle of the song, happens a lot. really does. first of all, as i've said before, i don't think there's an actress on the planet who could play amy from 17 to the end of the show, and the roller coaster life that she lived. the whole cast is sensational. i just want to thank them. everybody says you must be so excited. you know what, i am. i'm grateful beyond belief i get to work with people like that every day. daddy used to say surround yourself with people talented than yourself and you'll look good. thanks to everybody that came and the best wish. we didn't get the kind of reviews one would want, we got some great ones, but i thought to myself, i can't know what's going on in the hearts and minds of people that come to the show. god bless them, they are doing their job and have the right to their opinion, but what i know
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for sure is what goes on in the heart of that theater eight times a week when people pay for their tickets come to the show and laugh when i wanted them to and cry where i wanted them to and are up and cheering and standing. and people are coming two and three and four times already again. >> it's unbelievable. >> something's happening there. it's very, very exciting. >> this is liza's quote. she said did you get my quote for the show? okay, what is it, here it is. she writes, "i found the evening to be inspiring and entertaining. congratulations to kathie lee and the wonderful cast on an exquisite performance. thank you, thank you, thank you." >> want to say three times to liza. she knows a little something about it. you know what i also felt as well, she came up to me afterwards. i thought what it must be for somebody like liza who's battled, her trials and tribulations in life, and her
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mom, judy garland, so publicly went through so many struggles that amy also did. it's so similar to judy garland's life. what i thought it must be like for liza to watch that story taking fold. she pretty much told me that, too. she said there's just one thing missing you got to put in, just one thing. i said what is it? when amy's told she can't do this, she can't do this, she needs to say, well, it's the only thing i know how to do, which i thought was really interesting. >> she sat next to me, remind me to tell kathie that. she brought that up. >> for me, having everybody around me and the lovely,ovely good wishes was amazing, but i got to go home that night, haven't been home a lot in the last few months. this part is where i'm going to probably lose it. got to go home with my family and children who came from california, and we stayed up until like 3:00 in the morning, and both of my children just blessed me.
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and i just thought, i got a 22 year old and 19 year old that actually like me and are proud of what's happened there and the beauty that we're trying to bring into the world. >> congratulations. >> and hoda, you know how i feel. you and my friends, many are here today, still supporting me, i am deeply, deeply grateful. thank you, everybody. i might be the most grateful woman on the face of the earth today. we're going to let you know tomorrow about a way you can do good in the world this holiday season, we'll let you know tomorrow. you have heard about the ongoing feud with chelsea, which was put to rest. she said she was sorry on the air,he was supposed to be on the show and minutes before. the wine's around us, it's your favorite chardonnay. she said she was sorry. first she said she hit her eye,
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then she said she had a stomach virus or food poisoning. >> maybe she had all three. >> then she said she was lying about everything. >> the truth will win out. anyway, hoda and kathie lee, i'm so sorry, please forgive me, won't happen again. >> love her. >> apology accepted. >> who's upset? >> perez hilton. >> he was loving it! >> this is like the worst day ever, because the feud is over. >> he said he's disappointed. perez, we'll start another one with someone soon. a lot of fun on the plaza today, you guys. >> your boyfriend is here. your boyfriend is here, hoda woman! >> flo rida! >> oh, oh, oh. >> how are you, baby? >> hi! you were rocking it out there. >> thank you, thank you. >> i want you to know how good flo rida smells. >> look who he's wearing around his neck. >> smell him, smell him. >> give me some of that. oh, my god. what is that?
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what is that? >> it's so good. what is it? >> clive christian. >> by the way, i want to point out i got a gift from flo. it's a whistle baby, whistle baby, let me know. and you were nice enough to say you were going to bring a little something special. you're coming back to see us? >> definitely coming back. >> when? >> back real soon, probably a couple days. >> wednesday? >> wines day wednesday. >> you are adorable. thanks for a great, great concert. >> thank you, and congrats on your new musil. >> thank you, come see it. >> i think we're dating. doesn't it feel like we're dating? >> thank you. see you wednesday. >> thank you, darling. we're going to have a song from you later, right? >> yes, we are. >> see, lots of good news in the world. there is some bad, apparently, twinkies are an endangered species. >> we heard that. maybe there's hope. i guess they said they were going out of business, everybody freaked out and started
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stockpiling and trying to buy them on e-bay, now there may be some qstion as to whether or not someone may buy them out. it's not all the way dead. >> good, good, good. there's hope. spring's eternal. the american music awards were beautiful. justin bieber brought up his mom on stage, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful moment. >> look how surprised. he wins the biggest award of the night. literally physically drags his mother up there. she looks beautiful, by the way, doesn't look like his mom. >> looks like his sister. she's the tiniest thing. she wrote the great book. >> interview with her, and he wrote the forward on it. it's a love story between her and her boy. if you haven't read their story, go get "nowhere but up." it's an amazing book. >> the other favorite moment,
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you know cy from graangnam styl? he busted it out with mc hammer. we have to show a little bit of it. ♪ too legit ♪ too legit to quit >> then it went gangnam style. >> by the way, he's 50. >> so is carol lee. when you have talent and passion, baby. maybe i shouldn't have said that. i'm a lot older than that! >> we want to give a shout out to ms. sara haines' sister. >> sara brought her mom to the party the other night. what a beautiful, beautiful mom you have, sara. she's gorgeous. runs in the family. all right, we're going to do favorite things. you do yours first. >> i am so tired of earphones getting tangled up in a big snarly knot. look at these things, these are called art ear buds. you can get them with this retractable thing, or you can get them -- it's got a straight
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cord, a flat cord. >> like a yo-yo thing. >> isn't that cool? >> great. >> $30, you guys. >> mine is something we started using thursday night at opening and it was amazing. it's help-portrait. it's photographers that give back to people in need. they've already rallied 21,447 volunteers. listen to this, 1,500 locations in 56 countries. if you want to know more about it, go to help-portrait.com. there's a guy name jeremy. i wish i could say his name. forgive me, but he was there with his group on thursday night, they found people who have been victims of hurricane sandy, they did their hair, they did their makeup, they got them outfits. they came as our guests to the
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show, and what they do is give people who lost all their memories in things like the hurricane, give them the camera and hard drive so they can start a whole new life of memories. that is my favorite thing. go on to help-portrait if you want to help them. >> hi, sara. your favorite thing is your sister. >> slightly less meaningful than kathie's and my sister is these products by loreal. this is magic gloomy and this is the first step, gives you an iridescent underneath, then this is a tinted spf. that's all she uses. >> not any foundation on you? >> other than powder. >> you're 12 years old. >> 12 and a half. >> thank you, sara. vampires of twilight, incredible. >> yeah, we're going to have jackson rathbone for us.
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well done, bella. never seen a newborn show that kind of restraint. >> i'm not sure if she is a newborn. she's so tame. >> don't antagonize her. she's the strongest one in the house. >> please. >> that's jackson rathbone and fellow vampires welcoming bella to her new life as part of the cullen clan in the twilight saga breaking dawn part 2. >> the film earned an estimated $340 million worldwide just in its opening weekend. jackson rathbone is here with us. >> thank you, thank you. >> the sweet smell of success, huh? >> it's been wonderful. you never know what to expect when we have another twilight film come out. we're happy they still love it.
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>> i think there's probably a lot of broken hearts it's the last one. is there any kind of talk? people don like to give up this kind of success. i would think they are having meetings today, really, we got to get stephanie to write another book. >> another book? yeah, yeah, definitely calls into bruce willis for twi hard or twidying. twilight on ice. >> whatever you do at this point would sell. >> is it weird, because you did shot this two years ago, now it's finally out in the theaters. >> it's kind of a trip. watching the film, it was kind of like a walk down memory lane, yeah, that's right, that's what we did. yeah. >> because you've been very busy since then, obviously. >> quite busy. >> also a huge thing in your personal life, you had a little boy. >> what's up, daddy-o? >> my little bundle of joy, little monroe. >> we read you're teaching this
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4 1/2-year-old a evil laugh. >> they mimic your laugh, i've been teaching him to do -- [ laughter ] 4-year-old on the playground, little monroe is like. it's fun watching him learn every day. the other day he was looking at his hand, he looked like a college student on mushrooms, whoa, look at that, man. >> what has surprised you about fatherhood the most? you're never prepared for it until it happens, right? >> i think it's just the sheer joy, just the unadulterated love, the incredible fascination with every little thing he does. i have pictures of his first op. it was incredible. i called all my friends, texted them, his first poop. my son has pooped, that's incredible. >> it sounds like their
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digestive system is working, you wait for that. you wait for that. >> you choose nikki reid as the godmother, why did you pick her? >> she's been such a close friend over the years. >> ashley was just here too the other day. >> family, right? >> they are like all caught up in themselves like so many people are, you know? >> i think we're lucky. we all have a very firm root and grounding in our families. >> that's what they all say, yes, every one of them. >> that's what it's about, connectivity to the people you love. >> well, we're so happy for you and the success of this film. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate you coming. >> make the next one, because it probably will be done, come back and see us. any other projects, you're always welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you. are you our biggest fan? hoda doubts it. >> probably not. >> we're going to reveal the fan of the week. your pipeline to hollywood, the celebrity buzz coming up
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time now for our fan of the week, where we surprise one of our loyal viewers with a shoutout and also a trip. >> sara, who is the lucky winner this week? >> don't want to be a spoiler, this one is a good one, lisa holdren from illinois, tunes in on wtwo channel 2. lisa got hooked on the fourth hour after her third child,
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drake. since then, they hit the bottle with you almost every morning. lisa didn't know what to put on his cake and didn't realize he didn't recognize any tv characters other than you guys, so kathie lee and hoda blessed his cake. >> oh, my gosh. we're honored. happy birthday, little guy. >> mom even got him a smash cake with me on it. oh, my god. friends and family thought lisa lost her mind, but once she explained the method to her madness, they thought it was hilarious. lisa, we are sending you to grenada. you'll enjoy a seven-night stay. >> good grief. can we go? >> i told you to log on to the website. the trip also includes spa treatments, a sunset cruise, a tour of a historic plantation, and round-trip airfare for two. the hotel and airfare were
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provided by mt. private resort and beach club. >> never seen, pictures, looks amazing. >> i went on the website because i was jealous, it's amazing. >> congrats to lisa. is she going to take drake? >> i hope she does. >> or me. hot blockbusters at the box office to steamy romances. you know who's going to fill us out on the scoop? rob. and a nebraska grandmother who lost more than half her body weight. who's waiting for this? we are going to let it roll with a wild, wild performance from flo rida. he rocked the plaza all day, and he saved a little something special f the girls on the 4th hour. >> mostly his special girl hoda. there is a lot going on there. hi, could you read my list?
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secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. welcome back. 10:28 on a monday morning. we have quite a bit of cloud cover moving in. these are clouds spilling out from a system of low pressure. 65 in livermore today. a lot of sunshine for monday. a few showers will develop in the north bay as we head through the evening. 66 in santa rosa. 66 in san francisco.
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66 degrees in gilroy. the seven-day forecast, we will time out the system today at 11:00. mike. i'm watching the accident here. this is the bay bridge. a back up here. the san mateo bridge, slow through hillsdale. a live look outside at fremont. looking good at the truck scales. no problems toward milpitas. slow at 101 and san jose. it looks beautiful there. marla, back to you. thank you, mike. we will have more of the top stories coming up in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i will see you at 11:00. everybody wave to the girl scouts in studio today from fremont union city and other places in the east bay. thanks for being with us. we're back with more of "today" on this fun day monday.
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time for today's buzz. where we get the scoop on all the hot hollywood news. >> from last night's american music awards, to a slimmer jessica simpson. naughty but nice rob has the juicy details. >> hi, ladies. it was an amazing night last night, justin bieber dominated, got three awards, including artist of the year with a big award. >> was that a big surprise, rob? >> it was really a huge surprise. he was against katy perry, amazing people. the surprise of the night was who he brought as his date, there were a lot of rumors, he brought his mommy. not only did he bring her, he dragged her up on stage. look how embarrassed she is. >> he got even more fans last night. >> jenny mccarthy is a huge fan of his, got a kiss back stage. she likes the bieber. >> pink gave an interesting performance. >> look at her body, look at the
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moves she does here. this isn't just dancing, this is gymnastics. people went nuts. this is her new video out for her new song, i think it's going to be a huge hit. she looked great. >> taylor swift won best country music artist, but she's not getting all the attention to that, more people are wondering who she's dating now. someone new. >> also 18 >> broke up with connor kennedy, had a big breakup with him. we don't know the details, people were saying it's distance and age. >> this new one is 18 too. >> hank harry. >> he was here last week. >> from one direction. a huge hit star in a boy band. he's a very, very cute one. how we know they were together is she was on the x-factor and during rehearsal he was with her and holding hands. >> is she starting to get tagged as the one that keeps breaking up with guys and write songs about him? >> people are saying it's a
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little bit too soon. she has dated a lot of famous men. >> they were kind of bad boys, too, some of the older ones. >> jake jigyllenhaal is a sweetheart. >> maybe the ones you have more control over. i got to get one of those. i have no control over frank. >> of course, you don't. let's talk jessica simpson. >> looks fantastic. the pictures we have of her since she lost the weight. she lost 60 pounds at this event in florida, she looks fantastic rocking some denim jeans. actually her own clothing company doing an event, she turned up for the signing. everybody was talking about the weight loss. >> does she still have weight to go? >> she's at the weight she wants to be. said she wants to do more, but what she really wants is macaroni and cheese, which she gave up and loves. >> celebrate with a big bowl. >> a lot of twilight fans were
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upset with kristen stewart and everyone wondered if it would affect ticket sales. >> everyone was worried about the movie doing well. it's a blockbuster. it did $140 million here in america, $200 million internationally. that's a record for this series internationally. they think the series could go up to $3 billion in total. it's at $2.5 at the moment, but it could actually cross $3 billion. >> oh, mgosh. >> there was a sighting of y at a broadway show called "scandalous." what did you think? >> next to bobbie thomas. i wish i had better moisturizer on. it was a wonderful night. >> thank you, honey. >> it was great, the crowd jumped to their feet at intermission and at end. thrilled to be your friend and part of it. great show. >> thank you, you're a dear, dear guy. >> skyfall. >> biggest bond movie of all time, $660 million, but in the
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middle of this crazy schedule, daniel craig went to afghanistan on sunday to surprise the british troops. >> i think that's awesome. >> showed the movie, the crowd went crazy. enjoy the moment with the troops. >> now i love him even more. >> thank you, rob, darling. see you soon. >> thank you. the newest member of the joy fit club proves it's never too late to lose weight. >> she's going to show off her healthy new bod right after this. anies don't have to tell yu everything that's in their products. but sc johnson isn't just a company. we're a family who cares about yours. that's why we're working to share all of our ingredients, right down to the fragrances and dyes. so with products like windex, you know what you're bringing into your home. going beyond the industry standard -- that's the family standard. ♪ that's the family standard. music: [swells]
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♪ time for look at me now, the joy fit club, when we showcase one person's incredible journey to shed the extra pounds. >> a grandmother of three lost 178 pounds and turned her life around. let's take a look at pam's story. >> my name is pam holmes, and i've lost 178 pounds. when it came to food, i was not a gorger, my problem was constant grazing. at work i'd munch on chips and candy all day long, so by lunchtime i was never hungry. i thought i fooled my coworkers that i had normal eating habits, but all they had to do was look at me to know the truth. every night i'd vow to start my diet the next day, but by
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morning my resolve evaporated. my doctor ordered an ekg and showed me the results seem to show you've already had a heart attack. subsequent tests showed my heart was okay, but his words scared me and made me turn my life around. i started walking, taking baby steps. let me tell you, even the smallest steps hurt, but i never gave up. i had no goal weight in mind, i just wanted to regain my health. now i am walking 5ks, and i love the feeling of getting breathless after exercise. after 30 years of being morbidly obese, i'm no longer a prisoner to my own obesity. i prove even in your 60s, you are never too old to change your life. >> what a doll. and the leader of our joy fit pack is joy bauer. what a great story. >> here's what i love most about the story, pam is 61 years old,
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and she proves it is never too late. nick the bad habits, new habits, she's enjoying her grandkids in a way she was never able to enjoy her own kids because her obesity got in the way. here's the most critical step that she took, and i think a lot of viewers are going to relate to this. she cleaned out her in-between grazing. in the past we sat down and this was what she was eating, at work, a bag of chips, six of the fun-size candy bars, vending machine oreoss, then more chips with fattening dip, after dinner a bunch of crackers and a brownie sundae. the meals were okay, but at this rate, she was gaining a pound a day. now she's so clean now, apples, she snacks on grapes, she does lots of r vegetables. >> once you start doing that, it
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starts to tas good to you. >> and melts off. >> here's pam's before picture. all right, pam, let's join the joy fit club. wow! >> oh, my god! >> show her up and down. >> wow! >> pam, that's unbelievable. >> thank you so much. >> you said it started with the steps. you just started exercising? >> i started down my driveway, made it to the end of the driveway, which was quite a challenge to me. and back up. >> hopefully, you made it back to the house. >> i did. >> just increased it a little bit, is that what happened? >> a little further every night. the whole weight loss took about 18 months. >> can we shout out your adorable husband? how many years have you been married? >> 42 years. >> what do you think of your bride? >> tremendous change, it's awesome. >> so glad to see you, congratulations. >> you'll enjoy your grandchildren for a long time. >> love spending time with the
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in today's holiday kitchen, we're talking turkey, preparing a 15-pound bird can be intimidated, especially when it is the centerpiece of your dinner table. >> celebrity chef art smith is here to tell you how easy it can be. >> easy peasy. i want to tell you something, think of a turkey as a big chicken. >> that's right. already not intimidated. >> most importantly, make sure you thaw it according to when you buy your turkey. if you buy it fresh, you don't have to worry about that, but one of the things i think is most important, you have to have a hot oven. also remember, too --
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>> slow bake it, no? >> what i like to do is start with a hot oven, just sear it, then turn it down to 325. first rule, you want to season that. i just did salt and pepper. >> little olive oil? >> i think olive oil helps a lot of things, just really nice. then what i do is -- >> you do a rub with this? >> yes, i do. >> listen to this, do a rub. >> come on, ms. chef, what am i doing? >> hoda, you had a great question, you can put the wonderful herbs on the skin. >> the herbs are going under the skin, kath, we're putting them under here. >> that's where lot of people put butter. >> what are these leaves? >> sage. >> what's your favorite kind of stuffing? >> i like rosemary. >> i like cornbread. >> you can't come to my house, sorry. >> what do you li? >> my mother's sausage and sage, always. >> under there too? >> under the breasts here, just
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pull it up. what that does is, keep in mind, that turkeys, you know, this repels water and stuff like that. you know, so in other words, all the flavor is going to be under the skin and everything. >> sure, sure. >> let me ask this, does the pan matter? sometimes i get the pans from the grocery store, the thin ones. >> unless you buy several, because you really risk burning yourself, i would recommend getting a nice, heavy duty pan, sturdy pan. we're going to put a few chopped vegetables in there. we call that the holy trinity in southern cooking. all that does is add flavor, celery, onion, carrot. >> basics, basics. you don't stuff your bird? you do your stuffing separately? >> i did research on that. southern started calling dressing because they didn't want to stuff their birds, they'd make it like a casserole on the side. you can do both. but remember, if you stuff the
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bird, you have to do 30 more minutes per und. >> only 30 seconds. >> how long do you cook the bird for? >> this is a 14-pound bird. you want to cook it at least three and a half hours to four. >> cover it or don't? >> start it out first and sear it. >> then what? >> then turn it down. >> you don't cover it? >> no, i do not. i do not. then what you're going to doit, we're going to add a little bit of flour. >> making the gravy? >> yes, the gravy. just a little bit of that. i'm going to pour this in, stir, stir, stir. >> get in there, get in there. involved. >> it's already burnt on the bottom. >> burnt is flavor. >> go ahead. >> yes, that's what i'm talking about! >> you're adding, what, chicken stock or turkey stock? >> you can either add chicken stock or turkey stock. the other thing i want to press
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upon too -- >> we have to cut to flo rida. >> can't keep him waiting. >> got to have some of that. look how tender and moist. cut across. >> get in there. >> we got to go, flo rida's going to sing for us. >> you rock. this looks delicious. >> kick off the holiday week with a performance on the plaza. first, everybody. >> this is "today" on nbc. >> happy thanksgiving. >> thank you.
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great performance. you know what, he's not finished. >> we sign off for the day, leave you with flo's next single called "let it roll." take it, flo rida. have an awesome fun day monday, everybody. >> i need everybody's hands up. clap your hands, new york. ♪ comen baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times ♪ ♪ it's like wood stock city
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times roll ♪ ♪ roll is on everybody come get the taste of the bomb ♪ ♪ got to shine like chrome ♪ got to find that tone has a mind of its own ♪ ♪ all i want to do is let the good times roll ♪ ♪ got to let go, pedal to the floor ♪ ♪ do it and let the good times roll ♪ new york city, make some noise! ♪ let's go all night all night ♪ wake up the club and let's go all night all night ♪ ♪ more drinks for us ♪ toast the good times ♪ where they last forever we're youngs yeah the good times ♪ ♪ raise your glass let's all have some fun ♪ ♪ love is nice when it's understood ♪
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♪ it's even nicer when it makes you feel good ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ ♪ come on baby let the good times roll ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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i'm bob redell live in san jose. police have just released a